MARSHFIELD SOFTBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER AT MERRILL



Marshfield's Madalen Bornbach (photo credit: Don Patterson Photography)


Zaleski Sports


MERRILL – The Marshfield softball team swept a Wisconsin Valley Conference doubleheader on the road over Merrill on Thursday, winning both games 5-0.


Sandy Costa and Courtney Donahue combined on both shutouts as the Tigers improve to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

Costa pitched four innings in the opener, with Donahue earning the save by tossing the final three, and they reserved roles in Game 2 with Donahue getting the win and Costa the save.


Donahue went 5-for-8 combined in the doubleheader and knocked in two runs in the opener.


Madalen Bornbach and Loryn Jakobi each had two RBI in Game 2 for the Tigers.


Marshfield will host Holmen for a nonconference doubleheader Friday starting at 4 p.m. at Madison Field. Both games will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.


Game 1

Tigers 5, Bluejays 0

Marshfield 020 001 2 - 5 14 0

Merrill 000 000 0 - 0 4 3

WP: Sandy Costa. LP: Addison Schmeltzer. SV: Courtney Donahue.

SO: Costa (4 inn.) 2, Donahue (3 inn.) 0; Schmeltzer (6 inn.) 6, Olivia Pierce (1 inn.) 0. BB: Costa 1, Donahue 1; Schmeltzer 1, Pierce 0.

Top hitters: MAR, Brooklyn Bohman 3x5, 2B, RBI; Donahue 3x5, 3B, 2 RBI; Loryn Jakobi 2x4, 2B; Shylah Brogan 3x4; Ashlyn Barwick 2B, RBI; Raina Manlick 2x4, 2B. MER, Nicole Doering 2x3.

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Game 2

Tigers 5, Bluejays 0

Merrill 000 000 0 - 0 6 1

Marshfield 310 100 x - 5 6 1

WP: Donahue. LP: Sophie Wendorf. SV: Costa.

SO: Wendorf (1 1/3 inn.) 1, Schmeltzer (4 2/3 inn.) 1; Donahue (4 inn.) 3, Costa (3 inn.) 0. BB: Wendorf 4, Schmeltzer 1; Donahue 2, Costa 1.

Top hitters: MER, Laney Zuelsdorff 2x3. MAR, Donahue 2x3; Madalen Bornbach 2B, 2 RBI; Jakobi 2x3, 2 RBI.

Records: Marshfield 8-1, 6-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 2-4, 0-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.

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